This is an analysis of the poem Three Spring Notations On Bipeds that begins with:

THE DOWN drop of the blackbird,
The wing catch of arrested flight,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcaX ccXaX ddbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0110010 01100101 01111111111010101101 00101010 110101111 11110 1101101 010101101 1111011111101111001011000111111010 111111111111010 1111010100010011000100110010110 0101110 001011011110110 111111110101001 111100011000101 1101111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 916
  • Average number of words per stanza: 174
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, ten, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, she are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shoulders is repeated).

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